The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 215 277 238
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -39
Contract jobs citing vSphere 197 119 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.93% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 10.43% 6.46% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 85 82
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.09% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £40.00 £27.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £40.00 £45.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -22.66%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1888 1842 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.55% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1139 933
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +32 48 £450 +16.12% 14
Croydon -1 7 £450 -
Enfield - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Bromley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 322 (85.41%) VMware
2 289 (76.66%) Windows
3 211 (55.97%) Active Directory
4 197 (52.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 166 (44.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 136 (36.07%) Microsoft
7 135 (35.81%) Citrix
8 128 (33.95%) SAN
9 105 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 101 (26.79%) HP
11 99 (26.26%) DNS
12 97 (25.73%) SQL Server
13 96 (25.46%) Linux
14 90 (23.87%) Cisco
15 88 (23.34%) ITIL
16 83 (22.02%) XenApp
17 77 (20.42%) PowerShell
17 77 (20.42%) MS Exchange
18 75 (19.89%) Firewall
19 74 (19.63%) IIS
20 73 (19.36%) Finance
21 68 (18.04%) Windows Server 2012
22 67 (17.77%) Migration
23 59 (15.65%) SCCM
24 58 (15.38%) NetApp
25 56 (14.85%) vCloud
25 56 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
26 51 (13.53%) SQL
27 49 (13.00%) SharePoint
27 49 (13.00%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (20.42%) MS Exchange
2 74 (19.63%) IIS
3 56 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 49 (13.00%) SharePoint
5 30 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (6.63%) Lync
7 25 (6.63%) OpenStack
8 18 (4.77%) Apache
9 16 (4.24%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (2.12%) Tomcat
13 8 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.06%) Node.js
15 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.53%) JBoss
17 1 (0.27%) Drupal
17 1 (0.27%) WorkSite
Applications
1 39 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.84%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.75%) Office 365
2 30 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.04%) IaaS
4 13 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.39%) PaaS
6 5 (1.33%) GitHub
6 5 (1.33%) Google App Engine
6 5 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.06%) SaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Heroku
9 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (33.95%) SAN
2 99 (26.26%) DNS
3 75 (19.89%) Firewall
4 47 (12.47%) NetScaler
4 47 (12.47%) VPN
4 47 (12.47%) DHCP
5 45 (11.94%) NAS
5 45 (11.94%) TCP/IP
6 44 (11.67%) VLAN
7 31 (8.22%) Internet
7 31 (8.22%) WAN
8 23 (6.10%) Network Security
9 21 (5.57%) LAN
9 21 (5.57%) MPLS
10 18 (4.77%) LDAP
11 17 (4.51%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (4.24%) SSL
13 13 (3.45%) BGP
14 12 (3.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (25.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.92%) DB2
4 6 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.59%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.33%) Redis
5 5 (1.33%) RethinkDB
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.80%) MySQL
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.53%) Big Data
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.65%) MSI
2 10 (2.65%) Subversion
3 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Hudson
4 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 73 (19.36%) Finance
2 36 (9.55%) Banking
3 19 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.71%) Marketing
5 13 (3.45%) Advertising
6 12 (3.18%) Publishing
7 10 (2.65%) Retail
8 9 (2.39%) Legal
9 7 (1.86%) Law
10 5 (1.33%) Back Office
11 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.53%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (23.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (11.41%) Architect
3 28 (7.43%) Consultant
4 26 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 25 (6.63%) Analyst
5 25 (6.63%) Server Engineer
5 25 (6.63%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (6.10%) Administrator
7 18 (4.77%) Network Engineer
7 18 (4.77%) VMware Engineer
8 17 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (3.18%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (3.18%) Citrix Engineer
10 12 (3.18%) VMware Consultant
11 11 (2.92%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.39%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.24%) .NET
2 14 (3.71%) Web Services
3 10 (2.65%) Regular Expression
4 8 (2.12%) Application Packaging
5 7 (1.86%) SOAP
6 5 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.33%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (1.06%) Middleware
8 3 (0.80%) RESTful
8 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.53%) COM
9 2 (0.53%) XML
9 2 (0.53%) REST
10 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.08%) Clustering
2 34 (9.02%) Replication
3 28 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.98%) Fat Client
4 15 (3.98%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.71%) Blackberry
6 11 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.65%) Spread Betting
8 7 (1.86%) CLARiiON
9 6 (1.59%) PKI
10 5 (1.33%) Open Source
11 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.06%) CESG
12 3 (0.80%) Celerra
12 3 (0.80%) PDA
12 3 (0.80%) Handset
13 2 (0.53%) Symmetrix
13 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.53%) Online Games
13 2 (0.53%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 289 (76.66%) Windows
2 166 (44.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (27.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 96 (25.46%) Linux
5 68 (18.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (10.61%) UNIX
7 32 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (7.16%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.98%) SUSE
10 14 (3.71%) AIX
11 12 (3.18%) CentOS
12 11 (2.92%) Windows XP
13 10 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.59%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.06%) VMS
16 3 (0.80%) Solaris
17 2 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.34%) ITIL
2 67 (17.77%) Migration
3 40 (10.61%) Configuration Management
4 33 (8.75%) Load Balancing
5 30 (7.96%) Change Management
5 30 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (7.96%) DevOps
6 20 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
7 19 (5.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 18 (4.77%) Service Delivery
9 15 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (3.98%) Line Management
10 14 (3.71%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.71%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (3.18%) Kernel Tuning
12 11 (2.92%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.92%) Service Management
12 11 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (2.92%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.53%) SQL
3 26 (6.90%) Python
4 24 (6.37%) Perl
5 23 (6.10%) VBScript
5 23 (6.10%) Ruby
6 19 (5.04%) Java
7 15 (3.98%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.71%) VB
9 13 (3.45%) PHP
10 5 (1.33%) Clojure
10 5 (1.33%) Haskell
10 5 (1.33%) Erlang
10 5 (1.33%) Golang
11 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) C
12 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 46 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 41 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (8.49%) Security Cleared
4 29 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (6.37%) CCNA
6 21 (5.57%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.04%) MCSE
8 16 (4.24%) Degree
9 13 (3.45%) MCP
10 12 (3.18%) MCITP
11 11 (2.92%) VCAP
11 11 (2.92%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (2.65%) CCNP
12 10 (2.65%) VCDX
13 7 (1.86%) NCDA
13 7 (1.86%) NCIE
14 6 (1.59%) RHCT
15 5 (1.33%) CCA
16 4 (1.06%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.92%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 211 (55.97%) Active Directory
2 197 (52.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (22.02%) XenApp
4 56 (14.85%) vCloud
5 49 (13.00%) VMware ESX
6 48 (12.73%) XenDesktop
7 47 (12.47%) Hyper-V
8 40 (10.61%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (3.18%) Firmware
11 11 (2.92%) UAG
12 10 (2.65%) FreeRADIUS
13 9 (2.39%) NFS
14 8 (2.12%) KVM
14 8 (2.12%) Terminal Services
14 8 (2.12%) XenServer
15 7 (1.86%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (1.06%) Xen
17 3 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 59 (15.65%) SCCM
2 42 (11.14%) Puppet
3 32 (8.49%) SCOM
4 24 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.71%) EdgeSight
6 13 (3.45%) Nagios
7 12 (3.18%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.92%) HP SIM
9 10 (2.65%) ZABBIX
10 9 (2.39%) Backup Exec
10 9 (2.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (1.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (1.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 7 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (1.86%) Icinga
11 7 (1.86%) FreeIPA
11 7 (1.86%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.86%) SELinux
12 6 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 322 (85.41%) VMware
2 136 (36.07%) Microsoft
3 135 (35.81%) Citrix
4 101 (26.79%) HP
5 90 (23.87%) Cisco
6 58 (15.38%) NetApp
7 48 (12.73%) IBM
8 40 (10.61%) Red Hat
9 36 (9.55%) Dell
10 32 (8.49%) EMC
11 30 (7.96%) CheckPoint
11 30 (7.96%) F5
12 18 (4.77%) Juniper
13 17 (4.51%) Oracle
14 16 (4.24%) McAfee
14 16 (4.24%) 3PAR
14 16 (4.24%) Infoblox
15 15 (3.98%) AppSense
15 15 (3.98%) Sophos
15 15 (3.98%) Symantec
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Red10
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago